Bringing the Farmhouse Home by Gloria Whelan

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A little girl recalls her grandmother's death, when her aunts, uncles, cousins, and others converged on Grandma's farm, and she recalls such objects as the family Bible, a little box painted with forget-me-nots, and Grandma's quilt.

About Gloria Whelan

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Gloria Whelan is an award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children and young adults. She won the National Book Award for young people's literature for her novel Homeless Bird". A versatile author of historical and contemporary fiction for children and young adults, as well as short stories and poetry for adults, Whelan is, according to Liz Rosenberg in the Chicago Tribune", "an accomplished, graceful, and intelligent writer." Visit her at Amanda Hall has illustrated many books for children, includingTales from India (Candlewick), Prince of the Birds (Frances Lincoln), and The Stolen Sun (Eerdmans). Amanda lives in England. Visit her website at
Published August 1, 1992 by Simon & Schuster (Juv). 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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even the kids express their wishes, and after the narrator's mother trades the platter she dearly loves for the patchwork quilt her daughter treasures for its associations with Grandma, her sister says, ``You can borrow the platter, Susie, any time you want to,'' and gives her a kiss.

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The child narrator, for example, longs to own Grandma's quilt, which ``had a patch from the apron Grandma wore when she baked cookies and another .

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